Supporting every pupil to reach their academic potential
Monkton’s Learning Support department reflects the ethos of the school in its care for individual pupils. The Department is situated in pleasant rooms in the centre of the school and is staffed by two qualified specialist teachers. Pupils with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, are taught in weekly individual sessions. During these lessons literacy skills, study skills and curriculum support are available, according to individual needs. Alongside remediation, the emphasis is on the use of the latest technology to assist with independent learning.
All students in years 7 to 9 are screened soon after entry. More in-depth educational assessments are carried out by the Head of Department where necessary and particularly where exam access arrangements are required. Occasionally pupils are referred to an Educational Psychologist.
Information on pupils with specific learning difficulties is on the school’s database and all teachers are expected to be familiar with each individual’s needs.
Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are provided, where appropriate, so that every pupil at Monkton is able to reach his or her academic potential.
The Learning Support department works closely with the exams office to assess, monitor and apply for exam access arrangements.
The Head of Department is available to speak to prospective parents as they visit the school and also at Open Mornings.
Please download the attached booklet to find out more about the work of the deparment.
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To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions and entry requirements, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Issy Hartnell.
Give us a call:
Tel: +44 (0)1225 721 133
Or send us a fax:
Fax: +44 (0)1225 721 188